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Arlene Novak sews on a 1947 Singer machine her husband bought her 10 years ago. The vintage machine sews like a dream, she said. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

Local women sew hats, pillowcases for those battling with cancer

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To someone suffering with cancer and its grueling treatment, a simple gesture such as a phone call or a quick note makes all the difference in your day.


But when that gesture comes from a stranger, in the form of an artfully crafted hat to hide your bald head, or a beautifully stitched pillowcase to hold something of comfort, the impact is immeasurable, a cancer patient maintains.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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